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Champion of Champions 2017 Match Report

Coolangatta/Tweed Heads Golf Club

Sunday 3 December

In a completely new competition for our district, over 40 golfers teed off, competing for some outstanding trophies. These trophies included GCDGA Patrons Trophy for Club of the Year, as well as the ultimate, being our Champion of Champions in A, B and C Grades. Also our club captains vied for the Club Captain of the Year in a stableford format.

Given we have many clubs in our district, it was a little disappointing to see some clubs have no representatives at all, or they could not field their champions in all three grades as well as their captain to compete for the Patron’s Trophy.

We were grateful to have on hand on Sunday or Patron, Graeme Marr to present his trophy. It is hoped that next year this event will attract full representation for all clubs across our district.

On to the results:

A Grade Champion of Champions:   Ryan Rodgers (Burleigh)                    70 gross

A Grade R/Up                                    Peter Lyon (Southport)                      71 gross (c/b)

B Grade Champion of Champions:   R. Bird (Burleigh)                                86 gross

B Grade R/Up                                    L Chappel (Parkwood)                        90 gross

C Grade Champion of Champions:   J Polombo (Arundel)                          86  gross

C Grade R/Up                                    J Raynor (Cool/Tweed)                      93 gross

The captains played a stableford competition with Greg Hill (Surfers) becoming the Captain of the Year with 39 points and Doug Glazebrook (Coolangatta/Tweed) runner up on 35 points.

The overall Club of the Year was Burleigh Golf Club:

Ryan Rodgers, R Bird, S Judd and their Captain Bryan Moore.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to Coolangatta/Tweed for putting on the day. Let’s hope to a see a much stronger representation from all clubs in 2018.


Neil Steinhardt

President GCDGA


GCDGA Affiliated Clubs, please see a personal invitation from Damian Brown to attend this FREE workshop “Developing an Effective Plan” for your administration team of your club. Excellent opportunity to effectively be a leader in planning for your club. Not open to the public, administrators registered by General Managers.

UPDATE with New Registration Link that works….Clubs can see all current workshops on offer and register…..

I wanted to inform the Gold Coast Districts of the upcoming Club Support forum/workshop that Golf Industry Central will be conducting at the Southport Golf Club on Monday 18th December, 2017 – Commencing @ 3pm-6pm.

This workshop forms part of a series of workshops that Golf Industry Central have been conducting on behalf of Golf Queensland Club Support and provides an exciting opportunity for clubs to share experiences and develop new strategies to increase participation through providing improved customer experiences. The workshops are interactive, practical, motivating and free of charge to affiliated golf clubs.

 You will NOT BE disappointed.

Golf Queensland Club Support Workshop (Gold Coast) – Effective Marketing and Communication

Mon 18 Dec 2017

15:00 – 18:00
Southport Golf Club 

Golf Clubs can register from today by following this link @


If you have any questions – just call me directly on 0498498242

Gold Coast Workshop to: Wednesday 31st January 2018 at Surfers Paradise Golf Club This workshop entitled, ‘Developing an Effective Plan’ is interactive and addresses all aspects of planning from ‘Objectives’ to ‘Action Planning’ based on a common business goal of retaining and increasing participation and membership.

I would appreciate if you would assist with circulating this exciting workshop across the Golf Coast District Clubs – This is a FREE workshop for all clubs on the Gold Coast.

Clubs can view the details of this workshop and register from today by following this link @ Details Venue: Surfers Paradise Golf Club Date: Wed 31st Jan Time: 1000am-1pm (Lunch included)

I am passionate about these workshops and the networking opportunities for golf club leaders. PLEASE DO NOT MISS OUT.




Damian Brown  B.App.Sc. Grad.Dip.Bus.(Sport)

Creating Innovative Teams – Sports & Hospitality Consultant

M: 0497 424 193


2017 Queensland Men’s Inter-Association Teams Event

played at Rockhampton Golf Club

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th November 2017.

RESULTS ARE IN: Congratulations G.C.D.G.A. Team Nett Winners with a score of  375- CHAMPIONS !

Our representative team consisting of Peter Lyon, Bailey Knoll, Liam Anderson & Jay Borra blitzed the course over the two days of competitions combining Fourball, Foursomes & Single play. Very proud of our awesome foursome and congratulations boys. They have joined our previous winners (2015) & runners up (2016) to show the association has still got lots of talent coming through.

(pictured L-R)

Jay Borra, Bailey knoll, Peter Lyon & Liam Anderson

Nett Winning Champions updated 3.24pm


View results here as published by Golf Queensland

2017 Int Assoc Teams Match Results


Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Junior Open Golf Classic

Sunday 15th October 2017

Click here for entry details 2017 Junior Classic Entry Form CTHGC

Nominations close 11.10.17

Save The Date !  2018

Championships locked in for:

Wednesday 25th July at Lakelands

Thursday 26th July at Glades

Friday 27th July at Links Hope Island




The Gold Coast District Golf Association once again ran a very successful Gold Coast Seniors Championship. Played recently over 54 holes at R.A.C.V. Royal Pines, The Glades and Links Hope Island it attracted a field of almost 100 golfers coming from local, Queensland, interstate and overseas clubs.

Scoring was tough on these layouts and windy conditions on the tricky Royal Pines greens did make scoring for some difficult as they fought it out for great trophies, and of course, national ranking points.

Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) was victorious with a three round gross score of 224, closely followed by Mona Vale’s Stefan Albanski on 227 and Robbie Bell from Ashburton (NZ) with 230.

Multiple trophies were awarded on a daily basis for best nett scores in each of the age divisions with the best daily gross scores coming from Robbie Bell with 74 at Royal Pines, Gordon Claney with 70 at the Glades and Michael Peeck (Dalby) and Phil Towle (Coolangatta/Tweed) with 74 from Links Hope Island.

The 54 hole gross winners and runners up in their age divisions are as follows:

Gross Winner (55-59) Mario Lachuisa (Nudgee) 232;

Gross R/up (55-59) Ian Frost (Bendigo) 233;

Gross Winner (60-64) Gordon Claney (Kingston Heath) 224;

Gross R/up (60-64) Robbie Bell (Ashburton NZ) 230

Gross Winner (65-69) Stefan Albinski (Mona Vale) 227

Gross R/up (65-69)Colin Hallam (Redcliffe) 234

Gross Winner (70+) Neale Pitches (Paraparaumu NZ)

Gross R/up (70+) R M Barltrop (Royal Wellington NZ)

Trophies were also awarded to the 54 hole nett winners in each of the age divisions at the conclusion of the tournament at Links Hope Island.

This event is proving to be a major drawcard attracting prominent senior golfers from Australia and Oceania. GCDGA Secretary, Barry Neill and his Match Executive expects it to grow even further next year as it will be played on the coast’s top courses.

Neil Steinhardt

GCDGA President

Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club have nominated to host round 6 in this draw to avoid a BYE – thank you guys

Please ensure all your team managers and players are aware they are now competing in round 6 it is no longer a BYE as previously advertised.


Exceptional Day – full wrap up and winner announcements will be posted on Monday with all Division winners.  In the mean time please see gross results as a teaser  GCDGA SENIORS MENS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Day 3 Results 21.7s

Thank you to all courses, R.A.C.V Royal Pines, The Glades and Links Hope Island for excellent courses and fantastic staff – we all had a wonderful time and enjoyed being at all your clubs over the past 3 days.  Thank you..

Huge thank you to all players for supporting our Gold Coast Men’s Senior Amateur Championships we truly look forward to spending the 3 days with you all, thank you to the local players for getting behind this excellent event and our visiting players from around Australia and New Zealand.  Hope to see you all next year.

Played at Kilkivan Golf Club Sunday 13th August 2017

Requested advertising of this event by SC&SBDGA



Links Hope Island Friday 21st July 2017

Bring your best game – 2017 Champion could be you!


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